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Moka (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 August 2016 (France)
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A grieving woman pursues a couple who she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run.

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Frédéric Mermoud

Writers:

Jean-Stéphane Bron (with the participation of), Tatiana De Rosnay (novel) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Emmanuelle Devos ... Diane Roy, alias Hélène
Nathalie Baye ... Marlène
David Clavel David Clavel ... Michel
Diane Rouxel ... Elodie / Marlène's daughter
Olivier Chantreau Olivier Chantreau ... Vincent
Samuel Labarthe ... Simon / Diane's ex-husband
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Le détective / The detective
Marion Reymond Marion Reymond ... Adrienne / Luc's girlfriend
Paulin Jaccoud Paulin Jaccoud ... Luc / Diane's son
Sakir Uyar Sakir Uyar ... L'homme
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Consumed with grief and a silent rage over the loss of her teenage son who was killed in a hit-and-run, Diane, the devastated mother, takes the ferry across Lake Geneva to the spa town of Évian, in a desperate pursuit of the truth. Once there, the tragic mother armed with a well-concealed handgun and a graphic, yet incomplete description of the offending car will soon suspect that Marlène, the cryptic middle-aged salon owner, and her boyfriend, Michel, are somehow involved in the irremediable act. However, the path towards justice can be treacherous and serpentine, furthermore, will it make any difference finding the culprit behind the wheel? Written by Nick Riganas

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What would you have done in her place?

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Drama

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This movie is a nearly copycat of another film: La volante, released just one year earlier, and also with Nathalie Baye in the opposite role, the one played here by Emmanuelle Devos. See more »

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Diane Roy, alias Hélène: The boy you ran over in Lausanne... That was my son...
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More drama than a thriller...
17 August 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

As it has already been told above, the scheme here is very close to another movie released last year at the nearly same time: LA VOLANTE, also starring Nathalie Baye, where she played the character, at least an equivalent of Emmanuelle Devos' one here. But the character she offered last year was a victim, whose the son was killed by a hit and run driver and a desperate mother who became herself a murderer, a cold blooded killer. Unlike here where Emmanuelle Devos remains human; and that makes it a drama. Yes this movie I am talking about today remains a drama more than a crime film. I preferred LA VOLANTE. But both actresses, Nathalie Baye and Emmanuelle Devos are convincing enough to keep you entertained.But nothing special besides this.


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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,094, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$129,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,493,067
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2,39:1
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